Building : Bâtiment 4, Étage -1

Office : 1.33

Phone : +33 4 67 41 86 79

Fax : +33 4 67 41 85 00

Email : Olivier.Company@lirmm.fr

Status : Permanent

I am currently assistant professor at the University of Montpellier2

I give lectures in automation and robotics at the IUT (Academic technological  institute) of Nîmes, more precisely in the department of mechanics and production.
 My research wok is done at LIRMM (Lab of computer science, robotics and micro-electronics of Montpellier) in the robotics department. I'm a member of the DEXTER research team. My interests in research are:

  • mechanism creation, optimization and design
  • performance evaluation and enhancement
  • accuracy improvement and calibration

More precisely applied to parallel mechanisms.
I hope you will find all the relevant information you need in these pages

Short CV

Current position

I am currently an assistant professor at The University of Montpellier2. I started with this position in 2003. I teach automation and robotics at the IUT (academic technological institute) de Nîmes. For more details about my teaching activities see the appropriate section (unfortunately mainly written in French).
 My research activities concern creation, modeling and design of parallel mechanisms for high speed manipulation (more precisely pick-and-place) with extensions to medical robotics, haptics and accurate machines.
 My research activities take place at the LIRMM laboratory. I am with the robotic department and more accurately I belong to the DEXTER project team which aim is to create dexterous robots for medical applications, industrial manipulation, ortheses or walking machines.

Post doctoral position

I was with LIRMM, Montpellier, France, as a researcher for the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) during three years.
 I've worked on serveral research projects funded by the European commission. My work in this project was about modeling, design and optimization of complex mechanisms for various fields such as machine-tools, manipulation and aerospace industry (see the research section for more details).
 During this period, I've  taught mechanical design at the University of Montpellier2, IUP (professional academic institute).


I've got my Ph.D. degree in automatic control from the University of Montpellier, France, in 2000. The title of this work is "Parallel kinematics machine-tools: modeling, optimization, design and new concepts". The manuscript is available for download (only in French) in the research section. The most important output of this research is the new concept of articulated traveling plate that is able to overcome drawbacks of parallel mechanisms, in particular the lower mobility ones.

Master degree

I received an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Arts et Métiers school in Paris, France in 1995. I've passed one year with the ENS Cachan (National school for teachers) where I've got a teaching degree. A second master degree was received in 1997 from the University of Montpellier2.


Last update on 25/05/2020